Carve is a dutch design firm that focuses on the planning of public space, particularly for use by children and young people. They create innovative and playful playground/park equipment. One of the most amazing projects is playground “walhalla”. Where child enter the play structure, made of two vertical mesh screens enclosed a series of undulating ribbons. The ribbons undulate to become walking surfaces at some points, walls at others or ceilings. The exterior vertical screens have climbing holds place intermittently on them to allow children to climb around on the exterior surface. The “Walhalla” design was nominated for the Dutch Design Award in 2006.
Other unusual project – is design for a small skate park in Utrecht, for children to skate, cycle or play. Most funny thing is that in the summer it is converted into a neighbourhood swimming pool.
More information about CARVE can be found on the designers website www.carve.nl